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Read case studies written by professionals working in autism. Find out what others have done, what works and what the challenges have been. Find out how you can contribute and share your work.

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Probation support for autistic people

Sandra Teal is the Director of SJ Teal Consultancy Ltd and has worked with autistic children and adults for over 20 years. Here Sandra discusses the support they offer autistic adults in probation...

Drama classes for young autistic people

Caroline Newall, Director of Artistic Development at the National Theatre of Scotland, discusses Limitless, a collaborative theatre and drama project for autistic children and young people. The...

Outdoor learning for young autistic people

Naj D’Silva is a Senior Teacher at The Holmewood School in London and last year set up outdoor learning camps for autistic young people. In this article she discusses why she founded the Footprints...

Developing independence and self-confidence in autistic adults

Timothy Glen, Lead Manager of Adult Autism Services for the National Autistic Society Northern Ireland, discusses their service for autistic adults which aims to promote independence, build self-...

The Rainbow Project: supporting autistic pre-school children

Amanda Haydock discusses The Rainbow Project, a specialist, supportive environment for pre-school autistic children. She explains why she set the project up and outlines the approaches they use to...

Online support for autistic women and girls

Dr Catriona Stewart PhD, Autism Advisor at Scottish Autism and Charlene Tait, Director of Autism Practice and Research at Scottish Autism, discuss the Right Click for Women and Girls programme which...

Reviewing Islington’s autism diagnostic provision for children

Lucy Skye, Local and Health Authority Consultancy Specialist at the National Autistic Society (NAS), discusses a recent review they did of Islington’s autism diagnostic pathways for children aged 0...

A community-based service for autistic adults

Frank Chapman, Clinical Psychologist at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, and colleagues from the NHS and University of Manchester discuss how they developed a diagnostic and assessment service for...

Understanding communication in a specialist school

Lilias Nicholls, Speech and Language Therapist at the National Autistic Society’s Daldorch House School, outlines some of the communication methods used at the school. She also describes how one...

Limpsfield Grange School: understanding autism in girls

Sarah Wild, Headteacher at Limpsfield Grange School, discusses how autism presents in girls and how they support autistic pupils at the school, particularly with managing anxiety. She also gives us...

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